If you’re one of those people who’s been awoken in the middle of the night by a photo falling off of your wall, you may want to consider what SwapSnap is trying to offer. Essentially, they’re a photo printing company that is trying to let you print your images with them and hang the images on your wall without damaging your walls. Essentially, the system uses a grippy surface that sticks to your wall and then uses magnets to hold the photos up. You can then place photos slightly over one another in an overlay fashion.
Instant Film, and film in general really, is enjoying a burst of popularity recently and it is bleeding over into all genres of photography. Many photographers are using instant prints, be it Instax , Impossible or one of the many other options on the market for whole projects with really interesting and wide-ranging results. One such project that may be of interest to some of you is a new nude photo book over on Kickstarter called Instants. Continue reading…
The folks over at WANDRD are at it again, and this time they’ve got the new WANDRD HEXAD Photo Duffel on Kickstarter. This bag is coming in two different variations. Like the PRVKE pack before it, it’s being targeted at photographers to be used as a backpack and in this case a duffel. WANDRD has been all about versatility and the last bag embraced being a backpack and a tote. Their bags haven’t always been about quick access, but instead have had more of an emphasis on travel; and in this situation the WANDRD HEXAD Photo Duffel isn’t any exception.
“I’ve always collected old cameras, and was always very much in love with my Rolleiflex which inspired the design of the original VIDERE and in turn the 35mm VIDERE.” says designer Kelly Angood about her new Kickstarter campaign. The VIDERE 35mm is a brand new TLR camera that’s already received full funding on Kickstarter. But you see, it isn’t the typical TLR camera from Rollei, Blackbird, Yashica, etc. Instead, it’s made out of cardboard and it shoots pinhole photos.
Photographers who like backpacks have typically reached for the Peak Design Capture Clip, but if you want a camera strap instead, the Ponte Leather Co. Camera Lift Strap is looking to capture your heart. Made of Canvas, a bit of leather, and some chrome buttons, this camera strap is more stylish than your typical run of the mill strap but still can’t hold a candle to the gorgeous offerings of 4V Design, Tap and Dye, Cub and Co, ONA, Hawkesmill and to some point Holdfast Gear. The camera strap, which we reported on a while back during its Kickstarter phase, is out now and we got some times to really test it out.
The Camera Lift is designed to keep the weight of the camera off of your neck. While it makes the weight distribution a bit easier to handle, it’s not exactly holding true to its promise.
“These changes will include 1, a mask to give a better spread, 2 a better developer reagent and a pod that isn’t quite so fussy, and three a smoother, better print.” says says Sam Heiser from New55 in the company’s latest Kickstarter video. New55 is looking to develop improvements to their current lineup of New55 PN instant film; and to do that they’re taking to Kickstarter. New55 is an instant film company that isn’t talked about as much as Fujifilm and Impossible project, but the images that they’re capable of producing are really beautiful.
The Platypod Ultra is an evolution of the original Platypod–which is designed to let photographers and videographers travel lighter without tripods and to also let their cameras get into spots where tripods don’t necessarily excel. But at the same times, photographers who don’t use tripods but instead use their environment may see value in the flat surface and stability that something like the Platypod can deliver. The Platypod Ultra is the latest offering from the company and is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.
The VENQUE Transformer A-Modular isn’t totally a camera bag, but it surely has some ways of appealing to photographers. The bag, which is currently being funded via Kickstarter, has a number of fantastic features for both backpack lovers and messenger bag users. For example, one of the nicest features is the built in USB charging port that lets you charge your phone while you’re on the go. Another one is protection against card skimmers in one of the pockets.